FIFA bans Klass for 26 months

Updated: 23 September 2011 22:20 IST

FIFA has banned Caribbean football official Colin Klass for two years and two months for his part in a bribery scandal involving former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam.

Zurich:

FIFA has banned Caribbean football official Colin Klass for two years and two months for his part in a bribery scandal involving former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam.

FIFA says its ethics committee found Klass guilty of breaching confidentiality and not disclosing "evidence of violations of conduct."

Klass loses his seat on FIFA's beach soccer committee and the presidency of Guyana's football federation. He was fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,500). He can appeal.

FIFA is investigating another 15 Caribbean officials it suspects were offered or accepted $40,000 cash payments to back bin Hammam's challenge to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Those cases are likely to be heard next month.

Topics : Football France Mexico South Africa Republic of Ireland Federation Internationale de Football Association
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